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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

1382  Daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan on this day in history.  

1384  John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on this day in history.  

1424  Death of Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader on this day in history.  

1460  Death of Edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443) on this day in history.  

1510  On this day in history death of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472)  

1535  Death of William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465) on this day in history.  

1568  Death of Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493) on this day in history.  

1575  Death of Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

1583  On this day in history thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies  

1610  On this day in history death of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)  

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1650  Death of Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.  

1673  On this day in history death of oliver St John, English statesman and judge  

1679  On this day in history death of giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608)  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on this day in history.  

1719  John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1733  On this day in history hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44  

1742  On this day in history death of karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661)  

1775  Richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British on this day in history.  

1799  Death of Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723) on this day in history.  

1802  On this day in history francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1809  On this day in history franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75  

1818  Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1848  Oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist